LabBook December 6, 2013

A x-ray image of Sammy Sosa's bats after he was accused of corking them in 2003. University of Chicago Medicine radiologist Richard Baron, who was named chairman of the board of directors for the Radiological Society of North America this week, performed the scan and found out that Sammy wasn't cheating.

A x-ray image of Sammy Sosa’s bats after he was accused of corking them in 2003. University of Chicago Medicine radiologist Richard Baron, who was named chairman of the board of directors for the Radiological Society of North America this week, performed the scan and found out, happily, that Sammy wasn’t cheating.

Derrick Rose’s knees, reconstructed skulls, predicting flu outbreaks and more in this week’s LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from our blogs, around campus and the internet.

Last two weeks on the blog:

From our partner blog UChicago Cancer Conversations:

Research in the news:

  • Cardiologist Matthew Sorrentino went on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to talk about new guidelines for lower cholesterol issued by the American Heart Association.
  • UChicago neuroscience grad student Mark Opal and Josiah Zayner, a former UChicago biophysicist now heading to NASA, want to create do-it-yourself kits to help citizen scientists test plants and other compounds from their local environment for their potential to make antibiotics.
  • Finally, in an op-ed for the Chicago Tribune, sleep researcher Kristen Knutson writes that Sunday’s tragic train derailment is a wake-up call on the dangers of driving while sleepy.
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Matt Wood is a senior science writer at the University of Chicago Medicine and nonfiction editor for Another Chicago Magazine.

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